18th January 1919
Mottram, Greater Manchester

1st May 1927
Standedge, Oldham

de Havilland DH60X Cirrus Moth

14th May 1931
DH-60M Moth G-AAJX
National Flying Services Ltd
Matley, Hyde

DH60M G-AAJX was owned by National Flying Services at Hanworth Park in West London. On the 14th May 1931 it was being flown to Stanley Park airfield at Blackpool by … Continue reading “1931-05-14|DH-60M Moth|G-AAJX|National Flying Services Ltd|Matley, Hyde”

View towards the crash site of Bristol Blenheim Mk.IV T1884 on Harrop Edge, Matley

27th November 1940
Blenheim Mk.IV T1884
No.105 Sqn, RAF
Harrop Edge, Matley

While returning from operations against Koln, the crew flew into extensive low cloud which prevented them from landing at their home station of Swanton Morley in Norfolk. The crew flew … Continue reading “1940-11-27|Blenheim Mk.IV|T1884|No.105 Sqn, RAF|Harrop Edge, Matley”

Crash site of Heinkel He111 G1+LH / 2871 at Hazel Grove near Stockport

7th May 1941
He111 2871 / G1+LH
KG55, Luftwaffe
Hazel Grove, Stockport

The aircraft had been taking part in a raid against the Trafford Park area. It had been flying at an altitude of 14000 feet also at that height was an … Continue reading “1941-05-07|He111|2871 / G1+LH|KG55, Luftwaffe|Hazel Grove, Stockport”

Wreckage at the crash site of Westland Lysander V9403 at Featherbed Moss, Chew Reservoir, Peak District

18th August 1941
Lysander Mk.IIIA V9403
Slate Pit Moss, Oldham

LAC Chadwick died of his injuries on the 24th August 1941. The aircraft was on an anti-aircraft co-operation exercise from Ringway (Manchester) to Rhyl in North Wales, the aircraft’s gyro-compass … Continue reading “1941-08-18|Lysander Mk.IIIA|V9403|No.6 AACU, RAF|Slate Pit Moss, Oldham”

Crash site of Miles Master Mk.III W8474 at Mottram-in-Longdendale

19th July 1942
Master Mk.III W8474
No.16 FTS, RAF
Mottram, Hyde

LAC Gowkowski was on a cross country flight from RAF Newton near Nottingham. His aircraft was seen circling around the Mottram area before the aircraft struck a high tension cable … Continue reading “1942-07-19|Master Mk.III|W8474|No.16 FTS, RAF|Mottram, Hyde”

Undercarriage oleo at the crash site of Consolidated PB4Y-1 63949 on Broken Ground, Mossley

18th December 1943
PB4Y-1 Liberator 63934
VB110, USN
Broken Ground, Mossley

The crew had been carrying out an anti U-Boat patrol over the Bay of Biscay from their home station at Dunkeswell in Devon. On returning they found that the station … Continue reading “1943-12-18|PB4Y-1 Liberator|63934|VB110, USN|Broken Ground, Mossley”

20th March 1944
Anson Mk.I DJ680
No.2 (O)AFU, RAF
Hobson Moor, Hollingworth

The flight was recorded as being a Navigation Training exercise from RAF Millom in south west Cumbria, while flying in low cloud at 07:15 the aircraft struck Hollingworth Moor. The … Continue reading “1944-03-20|Anson Mk.I|DJ680|No.2 (O)AFU, RAF|Hobson Moor, Hollingworth”

Wreckage at the crash site of de Havilland Mosquito PF395 at Dean Rocks near Dovestones Reservoir, Greenfield

22nd October 1944
Mosquito Mk.XVI PF395
No.571 Sqn, RAF
Dean Rocks, Dovestones

The crew of the aircraft had successfully completed their raid on Hamburg and were returning to RAF Oakington near Cambridge when the port engine failed due to a cylinder head … Continue reading “1944-10-22|Mosquito Mk.XVI|PF395|No.571 Sqn, RAF|Dean Rocks, Dovestones”

Wreckage at the crash site of de Havilland Tiger Moth T6464 on Blindstones Moss, Chew Brook, Oldham

12th April 1945
Tiger Moth Mk.II T6464
Blindstones Moss, Dovestones

The pilot had taken off from Sealand at 09:50 for a cross-country flight, just over 1.5 hours into the flight the pilot lost control of the aircraft in cloud and … Continue reading “1945-04-12|Tiger Moth Mk.II|T6464|No.24 EFTS, RAF|Blindstones Moss, Dovestones”

Wreckage at the crash site of North American P-51D Mustang 44-72181 on Castleshaw Moor, Oldham

29th May 1945
P-51D 44-72181
Castleshaw Moor, Oldham

North American P-51D Mustang 44-72181 / VF-S ‘Sunny VIII’ of the 366th Fighter Squadron, 4th Fighter Group, crashed on Castleshaw Moor 29th May 1945 while being ferried from Debden to Speke   Harold H. Fredericks 1st Lieutenant Pilot Killed  

Crash site of Douglas Dakota G-AHCY at Wimberry Stones, Greenfield

19th August 1949
Dakota G-AHCY
British European Airways
Wimberry Stones, Greenfield

The aircraft had been built for the RAF and carried the serial number KG348, it had also been issued with a USAAF serial when it was built, this was 42-92543. … Continue reading “1949-08-19|Dakota|G-AHCY|British European Airways|Wimberry Stones, Greenfield”

Crash site of de Havilland Canada Chipmunk WP968 on Smithills Moor, Winter Hill, Bolton, Lancashire

22nd December 1965
Chipmunk T. Mk.10 WP968
Manchester UAS, RAF
Smithills Moor, Greater Manchester

The two crew of the aircraft were on a training flight from Woodvale near Southport when, as an article in the Bolton Evening News described, the aircraft developed a fault. … Continue reading “1965-12-22|Chipmunk T. Mk.10|WP968|Manchester UAS, RAF|Smithills Moor, Greater Manchester”

Crash site of Flight Design CTSW G-CFAZ on Saddleworth Moor, Oldham

9th October 2008
Flight Design CTSW G-CFAZ
Saddleworth Moor, Oldham

The aircraft, which was registered as a microlight and owned by a consortium, was being flown from Barton to Shacklewell Lodge in Rutland when it dived into the moorland after … Continue reading “2008-10-09|Flight Design CTSW|G-CFAZ|Civil|Saddleworth Moor, Oldham”